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How long is the quarantine in CDMX?

May 28, 2020

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The next Saturday, May 30th, the National Day of Healthy DistanceHowever, non-essential economic activities are reopened with restrictions in various locations that were the focus of Covid-19 infections.

How long is the quarantine in CDMX?How long is the quarantine in CDMX?

This is the case in Mexico City, so that according to the “step-by-step plan for a new normal in Mexico City” Claudia Sheinbaum, will have a staggered return to activities as part of the “new normal”.

The country’s capital will follow the daily epidemiological traffic light to measure hospital occupancy and the spread of SARSCov2 corona virus in the Valley of Mexico metropolitan area. The CDMX is currently in red light (high contagion) and is not expected to change status until June 15th.

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So what will happen in Mexico’s most populous city when National Sana Distancia Day ends?

1. The personal protective measures are continued

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Until Mexico City is not completely green-lighted (probably in mid-August), you must continue to wear the mouth mask in public transport and keep a healthy distance of 1.5 meters with minimum concentrations of people.Avoid waving or kissing and encourage sneezing at the Inside of the arm.

Likewise, constant hand washing and the use of antibacterial gel should continue if the first option is not possible. Here’s how to make your own gel at home.

Particular care is taken for the most vulnerable population, such as older adults, and a two-week quarantine is performed for symptoms.

2. Return to work

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The return to the capital’s offices will continue until the city is in yellow light, which the Sheinbaum government estimates will be August and September.

Each company must publish its own recommendations to return to its activities. However, the Ministry of Labor and Social Security has published a document asking to avoid the use of beards and mustaches, jewelry and ties, and sees them as a reservoir for the virus.

Staggered schedules and days of remote work must also be adopted.

3. The “Hoy No Circula” lasts until mid-August

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The program for all holograms will continue until mid-June, when Mexico City theoretically enters the orange traffic light.

4. Back to school

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The Ministry of Public Education (SEP) announced that personal courses in Mexico City won’t take place until the capital gets the green light in August. In the meantime, lessons for elementary, upper and upper grades are continued digitally to avoid missing out on the school year.

5. Yes, the beer is coming back

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From June 1, construction, mining, transportation, and beer production return to normal operations, but with security measures in place. This also applies to all production chains.

6. Public parks

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The recreation areas of the capital JA will start their activities from June 1st, but only to 30% of their capacity. The resuscitation is intended to help maintain the physical and mental health of the city’s residents.

7. Services

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The churches will resume their activities by mid-June and will only have 30% of their capacity regardless of their denomination.

8. Restaurants, shopping centers and bars

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Restaurants can open their facilities with high hygiene measures until mid-June, but must do so with the Canirac Safe Table Protocol.

Bars and other night clubs cannot open their doors until CDMX is at Green Light in August.

On the other hand, the trading venues can only open up to 60% of their capacity as an agglomeration point between August and September.

10. Hotels and tourism

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They can work with 30% of their capacity again until CDMX is in Semáforo Naranja in mid-June.

11. Sports, cinema and theater

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Entertainment activities will resume at 50% of their capacity by mid or late June.

The games will be broadcast on television and will be played behind closed doors from the third week in June. Players must always take a Covid 19 test before entering the seats.

12. Gyms

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Since these are rooms of human concentration, in which devices are shared and the breathing patterns are changed by physical activity, these facilities are only put back into operation in August or September.